Biology of wolves

Dalmatia - wolf habitat

Habitat

Wolves may live in any habitat that provides enough prey and shelter. To this very day wolves have...

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Wolf pack

Social structure

In order to be able to carry out all of these activities successfully, the pack has a relatively complex social structure. The wolf pack is...

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Wolf litter of cubs

Reproduction of wolves

The she-wolf is in heat once a year, in the period from the end of January till April, in northern parts later and in southern parts earlier...

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Wolf cub

Dispersion

In search of a new habitat and partner they leave for areas unknown to them, which is called dispersion. Wolves have a markedly territorial character...

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Wolf (Canis lupus)

Outer appearance

The grey wolf is the largest member of the dog family. The largest wolves live in the north (average weight = 41 kg - Alaska, Northwest Territory, Mech, 1970), whereas the representatives of more southern populations...

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Wolf distribution

Spread of wolves in the world

The grey wolf historically inhabited each habitat of the Northern Hemisphere (from about 20°of northern geographical latitude up to the Pole) in which large even-toed mammals...

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Wolf prey

Wolf\'s diet

Domestic animals (sheep, goat and to a lesser extent smaller cattle and dog) account for 84 per cent of the wolf\'s diet in the area of Dalmatia, as opposed to Gorski kotar...

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Wolf (Canis lupus)

Physical features

By his constitution the wolf is well-adapted to running, especially to a long-lasting trot. His rib cage is narrow, elbows retracted inwards and paws turned outwards. This enables the front and rear leg on one side to move...

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Wolf (Canis lupus)

Scientific classification

The grey wolf (Canis lupus) is a mammal of the order Carnivora and the dog family Canidae. Besides the grey wolf there are two more free-living types of wolf known...

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